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Coco's Findings by Dr. Smith at Clemson Hospital

Friday, June 29, 2012


I have completed the necropsy and I am about as sure as I can be as to the cause of death. The stomach was located on the wrong side of the abdomen, was dark to black and had ruptured....my presumptive diagnosis is gastric dilatation--volvulus (GDV or "bloat") . The histopath (looking at the tissues under the microscope) will likely not reveal any more info since all of the tissues were very severely decomposed.
I really dont think that doing toxicology would benefit us in any way...but I will have it done if you still want it done. Please let me know about the toxicology asap.
If I get anymore info, I will let you know.
The case will take about a week to finalize and I will email you the report.
I will look to hear from you soon.
Doug

Doug Smith DVM
Clemson Veterinary Diagnostic Center
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  • v LYNDALOVES2HIKE
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    1454 days ago
  • v INGMARIE
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    So sorry for your loss,it is never easy to loose a loved one .

    1455 days ago
  • v MSPRIS3
    I am so very sorry for you loss. I dread the day when my fur-babies time will come,

    Owning a pet never has a happy ending, but the time with them is worth every minute and every heartbreak

    My thoughts are with you
    1456 days ago
  • v GOOZLEBEAR
    I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Coco, it is never easy when we lose someone we love. I certainly know what you are going through and send my love.

    Sandi
    1456 days ago
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